Project Reference Library

Project Reference Library

Project Reference Library

2019

2019

2019

PROJECT TYPE
Web Design

CREDITS
Communications Director
John Ngan

CLIENT
Henriquez Partners Architects

Background.  Henriquez Partners Architects, founded in 1969, is an architectural studio in Vancouver, Canada. Their buildings have received design awards for architectural excellence. The studio has led and completed large-scale projects, including the $330M Woodward’s Redevelopment, TELUS Garden Building, Mirvish Village and Oakridge. Working as a graphic designer at Henriquez, I was asked to work in the Project Reference Library. They needed to have important files and information on previous architectural projects organized in one place so that team members had quick and easy access to the files.

Design Approach.  The solution I proposed was to design a website accessible to all employees through the intranet of the company. Relying on visuals like the project's photographs and an interactive location map any new employee would easily find drawings, reports, renders, building programs, fun facts, photos and essential project information in seconds and would fastly get familiarized with all the projects upon usage. 

Takeaways.  The power of images. Before the website, all documents were organized in common digital folders, it used to take a long time for an employee to fully familiarize themselves with the location of everything they needed which prompted employees to go and ask others for files increasing interruptions and distractions. The website just makes it very intuitive and it also became a wonderful tool to be added to the onboarding process. 

The Interactive Project Map allowed team members to familiarize themselves with the location of each project while providing an easy way to access a project's page.

The Interactive Project Map allowed team members to familiarize themselves with the location of each project while providing an easy way to access a project's page.

Example project pagers

Example project pagers

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Users quickly access any project page using the hamburger menu and once on a project page, they could use the sub menu to jump to a specific section. 

Users quickly access any project page using the hamburger menu and once on a project page, they could use the sub menu to jump to a specific section. 

Users can also access project pages by simply clicking the project name or photograph on the homepage.

Users can also access project pages by simply clicking the project name or photograph on the homepage.

Team members wouldn't usually know which photos or renders were the final and approved ones, so instead of always having to ask the marketing team now they can simply go to the website and find all the information they need.

Team members wouldn't usually know which photos or renders were the final and approved ones, so instead of always having to ask the marketing team now they can simply go to the website and find all the information they need.

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Bartoz Palus
3d Architectural Illustrator, 3d artist at Henriquez Partners Architects 

"Daniela shows a very creative approach to graphic design. Her great ingenuity, open mind, and patience gained recognition amongst the team and our clients. We miss her positive energy a lot!"

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Irene Morales Lloren
Interior Designer at Henriquez Partners Architects  

"Daniela is a knowledgeable professional and a master of her craft. She is very detail-oriented and organized and goes above and beyond to exceed the tasks requested of her. It has been a pleasure working with Daniela.!"